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Archdiocese of München und Freising {Munich}

Archidioecesis Monacensis et Frisingensis

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  • Reinhard Marx, Cardinal, Archbishop
  • Wolfgang Bischof, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Rupert Ferdinand Carl Thaddäus Antonius Maria Stolberg, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Friedrich Wetter, Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
  • Franz Dietl, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
  • Bernhard Hasslberger (Haßlberger), Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 1 April 1818
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Germany
  • Square Kilometers: 12,082 (4,666 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Erzbischofliches Ordinariat, Postfach 330360, D-80063 Munchen; Kapellenstr. 4, D-80333 Munchen, Bundesrepublik Deutschland
  • Telephone: (089)213.70
  • Fax: 213.71.558

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Freising
739ErectedDiocese of Freising (erected)
Archdiocese of München und Freising {Munich}
1 April 1818ElevatedDiocese of Freising Archdiocese of München und Freising {Munich}
1 April 1818Territory AddedDiocese of Chiemsee (suppressed) Archdiocese of München und Freising {Munich}
Archdiocese of Salzburg
31 December 1927Territory LostArchdiocese of München und Freising {Munich} (Loding) Diocese of Passau
16 March 1928Territory AddedDiocese of Augsburg (Estate of Sondermeier) Archdiocese of München und Freising {Munich}
27 June 1930Territory LostArchdiocese of München und Freising {Munich} (House of Mathias Steurer) Diocese of Augsburg
11 November 1932Territory LostArchdiocese of München und Freising {Munich} (Territory of Petrus Hoeek) Diocese of Augsburg
9 April 1938Territory AddedDiocese of Augsburg (Faistenberg and Hohenleiten) Archdiocese of München und Freising {Munich}
9 April 1938Territory AddedDiocese of Passau (Lands belonging to the Schmid and Scham families (in Aresing); and Estates of Gasberg and Stöffling) Archdiocese of München und Freising {Munich}
7 January 1957Territory LostArchdiocese of München und Freising {Munich} (Taubengrub) Diocese of Regensburg
21 April 1959Territory LostArchdiocese of München und Freising {Munich} (Family property of Joseph Scherm) Diocese of Augsburg


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of München und Freising {Munich}

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Freising
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 1, Page 255
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 2, Page 156
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 3, Page 198
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 4, Page 190
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 5, Page 205
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 6, Page 219
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 275, to Page 276
  • Archdiocese of München und Freising {Munich}
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 20, Page 193, and Page 194
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 30, Page 228, and Page 229
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 30, Page 286, and Page 287


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